Event National Museum of Scotland

Summer Holiday Programme

1 Jul - 2 Aug 2019
Mondays - Saturdays
12:00–16:00

Free, drop-in

Included in museum admission

Join us this summer holiday for themed weekly activities at the National Museum of Scotland. Be transported to ancient Egypt and East Asia and all the way back to the moon and back!


Wee Summer Mornings

Mon 1 – Fri 26 July

Explore themes in the museum through stories, songs, objects and simple activities for under 5s. Find out more here.

East Asia and Egypt

Mon 8 – Sat 13 July and Mon 22 – Fri 26 July

Discover fascinating objects in our East Asia and Egypt galleries, enjoy craft activities including masks and fans, Egyptian amulets and traditional games.

East Asia and Egypt Activities

Mon

 

12:00–16:00

Family crafts and activities in Grand Gallery. Come and colour in a Jackal Mask to wear or make a Dragon Puppets to take home!

Tue

 

 

12:00–16:00

Family crafts and activities in Grand Gallery. Get inspired by our Ancient Egypt gallery and make your own special amulet.

 

14:00–16:00

Meet Assistant Curator Ashleigh Whiffin to learn more about beetles and see some fascinating specimens from our collections.

Wed

 

12:00–16:00

Family crafts and activities in Grand Gallery. Cool off in the summer heat and make your own Ancient Egypt and East Asia inspired fan.

Thu

 

 

12:00–16:00

Family crafts and activities in Grand Gallery. Come and play some traditional Egyptian and East Asian games, and decorate your game to take home.

Fri

 

12:00–16:00

Family crafts and activities in Grand Gallery. Cool off in the summer heat and make your own Ancient Egypt and East Asia inspired fan.

Sat

 

 

12:00–16:00

Family crafts and activities in Grand Gallery inspired by Ancient Egypt and East Asia.

Moon Week

Mon 15 – Fri 19 July

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a Space Quest family trail, Astro tots workshop, traditional tales, science demonstrations and moon themed craft.

Moon Week Activities

 

Mon

 

 

Space Quest

 

12:00–16:00

 

Go on a Space Quest family trail around our permanent space collections or join the Learning Enabler team for cosmic science demonstrations and a moon-themed craft.

 

Tue

 

 

Astro Tots

 

10:30–11:00

 

Join our Museum Space Commanders for a moon landing adventure for wee ones. Suitable for under 5s and their adult helpers. Sign up from 10:00 at the Lighthouse Lens, Grand Gallery.

 

Space Quest

 

12:00–16:00

 

Go on a Space Quest family trail around our permanent space collections or join the Learning Enabler team for cosmic science demonstrations and a moon-themed craft.

 

 

Wed

 

 

Space Quest

 

12:00–16:00

 

Go on a Space Quest family trail around our permanent space collections or join the Learning Enabler team for cosmic science demonstrations and a moon-themed craft.

 

Moon Tales

 

13:30–14:00 & 14:30–15:00

 

Join the Learning Enabler team to hear some traditional tales from around the world all about the moon. Sign up in the Grand Gallery, limited spaces. Recommended ages 7yrs and up.

 

 

Thu

 

 

 

Astro Tots

 

10:30–11:00

 

Join our Museum Space Commanders for a moon landing adventure for wee ones. Suitable for under 5s and their adult helpers. Sign up from 10:00 at the Lighthouse Lens, Grand Gallery.

 

Space Quest

 

12:00–16:00

 

Go on a Space Quest family trail around our permanent space collections or join the Learning Enabler team for cosmic science demonstrations and a moon-themed craft.

 

Moon Tales

 

13:30–14:00 & 14:30–15:00

 

Join the Learning Enabler team to hear some traditional tales from around the world all about the moon. Sign up in the Grand Gallery, limited spaces. Recommended ages 7yrs and up.

 

 

Fri

 

 

Space Quest

 

12:00–16:00

 

Go on a Space Quest family trail around our permanent space collections or join the Learning Enabler team for cosmic science demonstrations and a moon-themed craft.

 

Moon Tales

 

13:30–14:00 & 14:30–15:00

 

Join the Learning Enabler team to hear some traditional tales from around the world all about the moon. Sign up in the Grand Gallery, limited spaces. Recommended ages 7 years and up.

Science Saturday

Sat 20 July

Join us for a day of space-themed fun at the Museum. This will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969. Find out more here.

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. Image from the NASA image library.

Wild & Majestic

Mon 29 – Fri 2 August

Escape to the highlands, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes, inspired by our Wild and Majestic exhibition.

Wild & Majestic Activities

Mon 29 July – Fri 2 August

 

12:00–16:00

Family crafts and activities in Grand Gallery. Colour in a Scotland-themed postcard to send to someone special, or decorate a unicorn or stag headband to wear.

Further information

Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

 

Map and directions

Access

There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. You can find more access information here.

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